Friday, April 22, 2016

A to Z Challenge: S is for Sex Pistols

Band: Sex Pistols
Genre:  Punk Rock

Everybody loves some good old anarchy, right?

Turns out that the Sex Pistols like anarchy so much they actually hired their bassist Sid Vicious based entirely on his anarchist attitude. Apparently one night he stayed up all night with a Ramone's album and a crap load of speed and learned apparently managed to figure it out. A quote I managed to find is that Sid went to Lemmy of Motörhead saying "I can't play bass," to which Lemmy replied "I know."  On their album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols he only recorded bass on the song Bodies.  According to legend they didn't even plug him into an amp a lot of the time.

Musically though I really dig the low talent energy that this band has.  They just smash away at their instruments and politically rage away, ya know?  There's a huge level of fun to listening to bands that really aren't good at what they do, but they do it with full enthusiasm.

Hope you're enjoying the A to Z so far from my blog and the others, been a great time so far, right?

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